Definition and Meanings for civilise

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Civilise is ranked 1,051 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of civilise

adjective

Etymology of civilise

l. civilis, fr. civis citizen: cf. f. civil. see city

Meaning of civilise


as adjective

  • pertaining to a city or state, or to a citizen in his relations to his fellow citizens or to the state; within the city or state.
  • subject to government; reduced to order; civilized; not barbarous; -- said of the community.
  • performing the duties of a citizen; obedient to government; -- said of an individual.
  • having the manners of one dwelling in a city, as opposed to those of savages or rustics; polite; courteous; complaisant; affable.
  • pertaining to civic life and affairs, in distinction from military, ecclesiastical, or official state.
  • relating to rights and remedies sought by action or suit distinct from criminal proceedings.
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